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New product announcements:  05/06/2009
Pile-Drive Analyzer: New Interface for Simpler CalibrationPile-Drive Analyzer: New Interface for Simpler Calibration Pile-Drive Analyzer: New Interface for Simpler Calibration The redesigned SPT Analyzer is designed for monitoring calibrated standard penetration test rigs in deep soil prior to the laying of deep foundations. ASTM and many state transportation department regulations require the periodic calibration of SPT rigs, and the SPT analyzer gives instant feedback on the performance of rigs. This updated model has a simplified interface for easier use, with a bright color touch screen. Battery life has been extended to eight hours of continuous functionality. Pile Dynamics Inc.; 216-831-6131;
Insulation Installation: High Output Insulation Installation: High Output The RotoStorm Insulation Blower is a portable insulation blower that is capable of working with both cellulose or fiberglass insulation. The all-steel design features double agitators for a smoother spray and variable air pressure settings. Output capacity is 1,350 lb per hour of cellulose or 450 lb per hour of fiber. It is also available as part of a complete insulation installation kit. RotoBrush International.; 800-535-3878;
Submersible Pumps: Stainless Steel Submersible Pumps: Stainless Steel Griffin Electric Submersible Pumps have a stainless-steel design that allows operation in harsh environments that would corrode pumps made of other materials. Designed for quickly removing water from confined work areas, the pumps’ motor housing, impellers and impeller casings are all made of stainless steel. The submersible pumps are self-priming and available in flows ranging from a few gallons per minute to several hundred gallons per minute. Control panels with float-switch capability allow for automatic start and stop functions. Griffin Pump and Equipment Inc.; 866-770-8100;
Stainless-Steel Tubing Cutter: Larger Grip for Faster Cuts on Tubes of Varying Diameters Stainless-Steel Tubing Cutter: Larger Grip for Faster Cuts on Tubes of Varying Diameters The Model 65S stainless-steel quick-acting tubing cutter is designed for cutting stainless-steel and other metallic tubes. The cutter’s quick acting mechanism and spring return allow it to quickly adjust to fit different tubing diameters. It has a larger, easier-to-grip knob to apply more force and cut faster. Roller bearings in the cutter reduce friction and allow for smoother cuts. A spare cutting wheel is stored in the handle, and a simple wheel pin allows for wheel changing without any tools. RIDGID; 800-769-7743;
Stand-Up Concrete Floor Grinder: Lightweight Design Stand-Up Concrete Floor Grinder: Lightweight Design The EBS 180 Walk-Behind Concrete Floor Grinder features an integrated dust-extraction port that can connect to an industrial wet/dry vacuum. The grinder is intended for preparing concrete floors for the application of new epoxy and coatings, and its stand-up design allows for large areas to be finished quickly. It weights only 21 lb and features a 22-amp motor that spins diamond grinding wheels at 6,000 rpm under load. CS Unitec; 800-700-5919;
Anti-Graffiti Clear Coating: Needs No Primer, Easy to Wash Anti-Graffiti Clear Coating: Needs No Primer, Easy to Wash The Anti-Graffiti Clear Coat is a single-component, low-VOC elastometric-siloxane coating for use on concrete substrates. After application, the coating requires only a solvent wipe or a 3000-psi pressure washer to remove graffiti. The coating is intended to protect bridges, overpasses and concrete fences, as well as commercial construction, schools and transit stations from defacement. The coating can be applied using a roller, brush or airless spray and can dry in as little as 30 minutes. The coating is also designed to withstand harsh weather. Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings; 800-524-5979;
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